FREE SCREENING ONLY at 3:30pm – Patrons with receipts or readmitt tickets from August 5 screening which was cancelled due to technical issues have priority seating.
Do not go to box office. Go to theatre entrance and I will greet patrons there. Thanks, George
September 9 – TROUBLE WITH YOU – 3:30pm Only
France 1hr47mn Comedy NR
In French with English Subtitles
In a town on the French Riviera, detective Yvonne (Adèle Haenel) is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero idolized by their young son. When she realizes her husband was not the model of virtue she believed him to be and that an innocent man, Antoine, has spent eight years in prison as Santi’s scapegoat, her world is thrown into turmoil. Yvonne wants to do everything she can to help the young man get back to his life and his wife (Audrey Tautou). Everything, that is, except exposing the truth. But Antoine is having trouble adjusting to life after prison and soon blows a fuse, leading to a spectacular sequence of events.
SCREENING – PLAZA CINEMAS 14, 255 WEST 5TH STREET, OXNARD, CA 93030
Sept. 16 – THE FAREWELL
2019 USA 1hr 38min
Comedy/Drama PG (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)
In English and Chinese with English Subtitles
In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.
“The lovely paradox of The Farewell is that everyone in it tries to hide their feelings as long as they can, yet their story goes straight to your heart.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal